Thursday Doors – Fermanagh

Last year I posted some Thursday Doors from this location but it’s definitely worth a second sharing. Recently we took a short boat trip up/down river (not sure which) and paid another visit to the Crom Estate, in county Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. It’s so beautiful there, I can see us making a lot more visits once we move nearer. The Visitor Centre was closed on our last trip so I made sure to include it in this one. Here’s a slide show of what was on display inside.

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Fancy a leisurely trip on the river?


They knew how to do it in the old days.

Interesting bit of history about the people who lived at Crom.
Close to the Old Castle ruins are Crom’s famous Yew Trees. They are a conjoined pair of a male and female English yew, with a combined circumference of 377 feet (115m) and a diameter of 115 feet (35m). The larger, older female yew is of a considerable age, although how old exactly has been the subject of debate for many years. *
The earliest known reference to the tree is from 1739, when it was described as an already venerable tree. The male tree is much younger, and was most likely planted in the 19th-century. The Crom Yews were the only trees in Northern Ireland to be featured on the list of the 50 Greatest British Trees drawn up by the Tree Council to mark the Queen’s Golden Jubilee. * The Gaffer wasn’t too interested in the history, though. He was busy cooling off in the shade beneath the trees.

About Jean Reinhardt

Author of 'A Pocket Full of Shells' an Amazon International best seller, Jean writes young adult and historical fiction. She has been known to shed a tear over Little House on the Prairie.
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27 Responses to Thursday Doors – Fermanagh

  1. Jackie says:

    Doors and authors, sounds perfect to me.

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  2. sjhigbee says:

    I LOVE those trees… thank you for sharing, Jean:)

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  3. Norm 2.0 says:

    Love some of the old tools and instruments in the visitor center – especially the wood lathe.

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  4. jesh stg says:

    Thanks for taking us on your trip here! The slide show is so interesting. Especially love the display of the variety in boats:) Makes me want to try one out! The branches of yew trees are amazing.

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  5. JT Twissel says:

    I love that old picture of the family taking a book ride! Yew trees really know how to survive, don’t they?

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  6. joey says:

    Wow on the trees! I love the boat, bridge, and ruins, but dog in shade of those trees, tops!

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  7. Ali Isaac says:

    I remember watching a video on YouTube about those trees… they are incredible, aren’t they?

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  8. Jennie says:

    Wonderful doors post, Jean. The family history makes it all the better.

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  9. Joanne Sisco says:

    What an interesting selection of boats. The one shaped like a saucer is outright odd. I can’t imagine going very far – or fast – in one 🙂

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  10. sydspix says:

    Enjoyed your blog – sorry I am late commenting. The story about the family was very interesting and the images too. Lots of history there!

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